Title: Shanghai Chest Summary: Charlie attempts to solve a triple murder in which a dead man's finger prints show up at all three murder sites. Directed by: William Beaudine Actors: Roland Winters, Mantan Moreland, Tim Ryan Production Company: Monogram Pictures Release Date: 11 July 1948 (USA) Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Vic Armstrong arrives at his Uncle Judge Armstrong's home just in time to answer the telephone. Unknown to him, his uncle has just been murdered and the culprit is right there in the room with him! Phyllis Powers, on the other end of the line, recognizes Vic's voice, but just then Vic is knocked unconscious by the murderer. When he awakens, he (for reasons known only to movie mystery writers) pulls the knife out of his uncle's back, thus putting his fingerprints all over it, and just in time for the police, having been called by a worried Phyllis, to discover him standing over the body. Well, we know he didn't do it, but the police don't agree. Can Charlie Chan recognize the boy's innocence, and find the real murderer before Vic is sent into durance vile, or even worse?
August 3, 2021 Subject:
Charlie Chan vs The Shark
The series is nearly 20 years in by this point and it shows. If not for Mantan Moreland these would be almost unwatchable. It would last only 3 more films with mercy.
Reviewer:Vera K White
April 25, 2021 Subject:
Mantan Moreland Almost Saves Movie
I gave the movie 3 stars because it had Mantan Moreland -- otherwise would have given it two. Roland Winters plays the lead very seriously, one might say stiffly. This movie lacks the jocular type Chan character as played by Warner Oland or Sidney Toler. Consequently the movie drags. Not enough comic relief as normally played by characters Jimmy Chan and Birmingham Brown.